10 Famous Movie Lines You're Probably Misquoting

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From Star Wars to The Silence of the Lambs, there’s a very good chance that you may have been misquoting your favorite movies all along. Don’t worry—you’re not alone. Here are 10 of the most common movie misquotations.

1. "MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL—WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?" // SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)

The jealous Queen’s queries to her magic mirror are a regular occurrence throughout Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, yet somehow many viewers managed to miss what she actually asks that piece of glass: “Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

2. "BADGES? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN’ BADGES!"// THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)

The real quote from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is, "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"

3. "PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM." // CASABLANCA (1942)

Probably one of the most famous movie quotes of all time never actually happened. Ingrid Bergman's actual quote is, "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By." And later Humphrey Bogart says, "You played it for her, you can play it for me!"

4. "A MAN'S GOTTA DO WHAT A MAN'S GOTTA DO." // HONDO (1953)

Yeah, it sounds like something John Wayne would say. But he didn't, at least not in those words. In Hondo, The Duke says, "A man oughta do what he thinks is best."

It's also often thought to be from the Alan Ladd movie Shane, but he didn't say it either. There are two similar quotes from that movie, though:

"I couldn't do what I gotta do if I hadn't always knowed that I could trust ya"

"A man has to be what he is."

5. "DO YOU FEEL LUCKY, PUNK?" // DIRTY HARRY (1971)

Well, do ya? Probably not if you thought that quote was accurate. Clint Eastwood really says, "You've got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?"

6. "WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT." // JAWS (1975)

Even the most rabid Jaws fan might be guilty of mishearing this line, in part because Brody (Roy Scheider) has got a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, and speaks the line—which is “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”—in a rather shocked state.

7. "LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER." // THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

Another insanely famous quote that is wrong: "Luke, I am your father." Darth says it, sure, but not quite like that. He leaves off the "Luke" part and simply says, "No, I am your father."

8. "IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME." // FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)

Though Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams brings all sorts of legendary ballplayers to his yard, the voice that tells him to build the field only promises a single person. The voice tells him (very clearly): “If you build it, he will come.”

9. "HELLO, CLARICE." // THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Dr. Lecter does greet Clarice in The Silence of the Lambs, but his actual words are, "Good evening, Clarice."

10. "LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET." // FORREST GUMP (1994)

There are two real sayings from the movie, but not quite that one. Here are the two:

"My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get," said by Forrest.

"Life is like a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get," said by Forrest's mom.

The Elder Wand from Harry Potter Will Be Surprisingly Important in Fantastic Beasts 2

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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

For about a year now, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been using an image of the Elder Wand in promotional teases, as pointed out by The Ringer. You surely remember the instrument—which is said to be the most powerful wand to have ever existed in JK Rowling's Wizarding World—from the original Harry Potter series. So just how important will it be to the Fantastic Beasts sequel? Extremely.

According to Pottermore, the Elder Wand (also known as the Deathstick or "The Wand of Destiny") is the most sought after of the three Deathly Hallows. According to "The Tale of the Three Brothers," a fairy tale often told to wizard children, the Elder Wand was given to Antioch Peverell by Death himself. Whoever was able to reunite the wand with the other two Deathly Hallows—the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility—would become the Master of Death.

As such, the Elder Wand is extremely dangerous—and can be made even more so, depending on the intentions of the wizard who possesses it. As Dumbledore once ​said in The Tales of Beedle the Bard, "Those who are knowledgeable about wandlore will agree that wands do indeed absorb the expertise of those who use them."

So how does all of this connect to Fantastic Beasts? While in disguise in the first Fantastic Beasts movie, Gellert Grindelwald didn't carry the Elder Wand—though we know from previous installments that he had acquired it by the time the first movie takes place. Grindelwald stole the wand from Mykew Gregorovitch, stunning the wizard to gain the allegiance of the Elder Wand, sometime before 1926. But while promotional stills indicate that Grindelwald will have physical possession of the wand in this second movie, which witch or wizard has the wand's allegiance is less clear—after all, Newt Scamander captured Grindelwald at the end of the first film, and Tina Goldstein disarmed him.

However, we know from the Harry Potter series that Dumbledore takes possession of the Elder Wand after a duel in 1945, which is the same year the Fantastic Beasts series will end (so it's pretty safe to assume that Dumbledore and Grindelwald will face off in the series' fifth and final film). And Dumbledore's own words about how he came to possess the wand in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are also particularly telling. "I was fit to own the Elder Wand, and not to boast of it, and not to kill with it," he stated in the novel. "I was permitted to tame and to use it, because I took it, not for gain, but to save others from it."

We'll have to wait until this weekend to see how it all plays out in The Crimes of Grindelwald, but this is one story that will take several more installments to tell.

Simon Pegg Says New Star Wars Films Are Missing George Lucas's Imagination

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John Phillips, Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

While many Star Wars fans were unimpressed with the most recent film in the Luke Skywalker saga, The Last Jedi, even those viewers would likely agree that the most recent slate of entries into the Star Wars franchise are much better than the prequel series ... right? Well, it might not be so black and white.

Simon Pegg, who appeared in The Force Awakens as Unkar Plutt, had previously slammed the prequels, specifically ​calling The Phantom Menace a "jumped-up firework display of a toy advert." But now he seems to have come to a new conclusion: Star Wars needs George Lucas.

"I must admit, watching the last Star Wars film [The Last Jedi], the overriding feeling I got when I came out was, 'I miss George Lucas,'" Pegg confessed on The Adam Buxton Podcast. "For all the complaining that I'd done about him in the prequels, there was something amazing about his imagination."

Pegg also shared the story of how he once met Lucas at the premiere of Revenge of the Sith, and that the legendary filmmaker gave him some advice.

"He was talking to Ron Howard and I think he'd seen Shaun of the Dead  because he immediately went, 'Oh hey, Shaun of the Dead!,' and shook my hand," Pegg recalled. "And George Lucas immediately changed his demeanor."

"Don't be making the same film that you made 30 years ago 30 years from now," Lucas told Pegg, according to the actor.

Of all the complaints about The Last Jedi, from Rey's parentage reveal to Luke abandoning the Force, the lack of George Lucas is not quite a popular criticism. But we are glad to know his influence is missed—by at least one person.

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